Wine Detail

Castel Monte Riserva Le More

Wine name:Castel Monte Riserva Le More

Appellation:CASTEL DEL MONTE RISERVA DOC

Zone:Corato (province of Bari)

Cru:Tenuta Castigliola

Vineyard extension (hectares):2

Blend:100% Uva di Troia

Vineyard age (year of planting):Uva di Troia 1990,2001

Soil Type:Calcarous

Exposure:South-East

Colour:Deep garnet red

Nose:Ample, intense, ripe red fruit, rasberry, blackberry, blackcurrant, liquorice, leather, sweet spices, toasty

Flavour:Fine, well structured, soft, warm, harmonious, tannic, tasty

Serving temperature (°C):18°

Match with:Game, roasts, seasoned cheese

Average no. bottles/year:5,000

Grape yield per hectare tons:6

Vinification and ageing

Fermentation and maceration with the skins in rotary fermentors with temperature control, the wine matures in French oak barriques for 18 months. Finishing in the bottle for 6 months

Wine Producer

S. LUCIA

Website:http://www.vinisantalucia.com

Address:Strada Esterna San Vittore, 1 70033 Corato BA

Owner:Perrone Capano family

Year of establishment:1822

Total annual production:50000

Total vineyard extension (hectares):11

Planted varietals and extension (hectares):0.2ha Aleatico 1ha Bombino nero 1ha Fiano 1ha Malbec 1.5ha Negroamaro 5ha Uva di Troia

Vine training system:
Espalier

Cultivation method in the vineyard:50% tilled, 50% grass left between the vines

Type of viticulture:certified organic

Harvest period:10-20 of August for white varietals, 15-30 of October for red varietals

Agronomist:Alfredo Tocchini

Oenologist:Luigi Cantatore with the supervision of Paolo Caciorgna

History

The property has been owned by the Perrone Capano family since 1628 and it is now run with passion by Roberto Capano, a trained oeconomist and sailing champion. Selected clones of typical grape varieties of the "Murge" region are grown: Uva di Troia, Aleatico, Bombino Nero, Negroamaro, Fiano. The Murge region is an area on the slopes of Castel del Monte, the beautiful octagonal Norman castle of the Swabian emperor Frederich the Second. The vineyards are worked as if they were a garden and the estate is now in the conversion phase to be certified organic. The cellars are built underground in order to provide the ideal temperature and humidity for the maturation and the storage of the wines (please bear in mind that the temperature during summer can easily reach 43 degrees Celsius!). The estate offers Castel del Monte Rosso DOC, also in the Riserva version, and Puglia IGT wines.

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